Celebrate Black History Month with Storyteller Diane Ferlatte

Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Storyteller Diane FerlatteFebruary is Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the rich heritage, achievements, and contributions of Black Americans throughout history.

This year, we are proud to present internationally renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte in several Hawaii public libraries from February 21 to 25, 2024. With her captivating storytelling style, Diane Ferlatte brings to life the vibrant narratives and rich traditions of African American culture. She will share stories from the earliest days of slavery to the present day, including songs, American Sign Language, humor, and audience participation. Suitable for ages 5+.

Attend a free 45-minute storytelling event at these libraries.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii. Program schedules are subject to change.


Public libraries also offer a wealth of materials about Black history and culture. From award-winning picture books to insightful biographies, we have something for everyone! Check out these book lists put together by your local librarians:

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.